Author Archive: LJC Updates

  • LJC Event: Overcriminalizing the Land of Lincoln

    By one scholar’s estimate, the average American commits about three federal felonies per day. It’s not because we’re bad people who do terrible things, though; it’s because there’s been an explosion of criminal laws, many of which are broadly worded or punish harmless activities that most people would not think of as crimes at all. As […]

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    The pension funding guarantee: an irresponsible plan

    DOWNLOAD THE REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This memo provides a review of the “funding guarantee” provisions found in the pension reform bills that currently are or have been under consideration by the Illinois General Assembly. Though each of these provisions vary somewhat, they all would constitutionally obligate the state to fund the state pension systems. The […]